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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443228/genome-sequencing-analysis-of-atypical-shigella-flexneri-isolated-in-korea
#1
Nan-Ok Kim, Hae-Young Na, Su-Mi Jung, Gyung Tae Chung, Hyo Sun Kawk, Sahyun Hong
OBJECTIVES: An atypical Shigella flexneri strain with a plural agglutination pattern [i.e., reacting not only with serum samples containing type antigen II but also with serum samples containing group antigens (3)4 and 7(8)] was selected for genome sequencing, with the aim of obtaining additional comparative information about such strains. METHODS: The genomic DNA of atypical S. flexneri strain NCCP 15744 was sequenced using an Ion Torrent PGM sequencing machine (Life Technologies, USA)...
February 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441432/dysbiosis-of-intestinal-microbiota-and-decrease-in-paneth-cell-antimicrobial-peptide-level-during-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-in-rats
#2
Jing Chen, Chunlan Huang, Jingjing Wang, Hui Zhou, Yingying Lu, Lihong Lou, Junyuan Zheng, Ling Tian, Xingpeng Wang, Zhongwei Cao, Yue Zeng
OBJECTIVES: Intestinal barrier dysfunction plays an important role in acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) and intestinal microbiota dysbiosis was involved in intestinal barrier failure. Paneth cells protect intestinal barrier and are associated with intestinal microbiota. Here, we investigated changes in intestinal microbiota and antimicrobial peptides of Paneth cells in ileum during ANP. METHODS: Rats with ANP were established by retrograde injection of 3.5% sodium taurocholate into biliopancreatic duct and sacrificed at 24h and 48h, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440329/role-of-the-virulence-plasmid-in-acid-resistance-of-shigella-flexneri
#3
Chang Niu, Jing Yang, Hongsheng Liu, Yong Cui, Huijie Xu, Ruifeng Wang, Xiankai Liu, Erling Feng, Dongshu Wang, Chao Pan, Wei Xiao, Xiaoqing Liu, Li Zhu, Hengliang Wang
Virulence plasmid (VP) acquisition was a key step in the evolution of Shigella from a non-pathogenic Escherichia coli ancestor to a pathogenic genus. In addition, the co-evolution and co-ordination of chromosomes and VPs was also a very important step in the evolutionary process. To investigate the cross-talk between VPs and bacterial chromosomes, we analyzed the expression profiles of protein complexes and protein monomers in three wild-type Shigella flexneri strains and their corresponding VP deletion mutants...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439072/fecal-microbial-characterization-of-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-infectious-diarrhea-shows-significant-dysbiosis
#4
Tzipi Braun, Ayelet Di Segni, Marina BenShoshan, Roy Asaf, James E Squires, Sarit Farage Barhom, Efrat Glick Saar, Karen Cesarkas, Gill Smollan, Batia Weiss, Sharon Amit, Nathan Keller, Yael Haberman
Hospitalized patients are at increased risk for acquiring healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and inadequate nutrition. The human intestinal microbiota plays vital functions in nutrient supply and protection from pathogens, yet characterization of the microbiota of hospitalized patients is lacking. We used 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing to characterize the global pattern of microbial composition of fecal samples from 196 hospitalized patients with suspected infectious diarrhea in comparison to healthy, non-hospitalized subjects (n = 881), and to traditional culture results...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438393/use-of-the-entericbio-gastro-panel-ii-in-a-diagnostic-microbiology-laboratory-challenges-and-opportunities
#5
Gary McAuliffe, Liselle Bissessor, Deborah Williamson, Sharon Moore, Janet Wilson, Muriel Dufour, Susan Taylor, Arlo Upton
We sought to verify the performance of the EntericBio real-time Gastro Panel 2 (GP2; Serosep, Ireland) assay targeting Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, verotoxin producing E. coli (VTEC), Giardia, and Cryptosporidium in a high-throughput diagnostic laboratory. Following a technical verification period where 237 faecal samples were tested in parallel, guided culture and discrepancy analysis were performed. A total of 13,223 faecal samples were screened by the GP2 assay. During technical verification, sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive value of the GP2 assay compared with conventional methods were 100% (83-100%), 98% (96...
April 21, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430783/shigella-dysenteriae-infection-activates-proinflammatory-response-through-%C3%AE-catenin-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#6
Ashidha Gopal, Iyer Soumya Chidambaram, Niranjali Devaraj, Halagowder Devaraj
Shigella dysenteriae (S.dysenteriae) the causative agent of bacillary dysentery invades the human colonic epithelium resulting in severe intestinal inflammatory response and epithelial destruction. However, the mechanism by which S.dysenteriae infection regulates proinflammatory cytokines during intestinal inflammation is still obscure. In this study, we evaluated whether the interaction of β-catenin and NF-κB regulates proinflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-8 by modulating GSK-3β activity during S.dysenteriae infection in rat ileal loop model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428292/shigella-draft-genome-sequences-resources-for-food-safety-and-public-health
#7
Allison M Weis, Brent Gilpin, Bihua C Huang, Nguyet Kong, Poyin Chen, Bart C Weimer
Shigella is a major foodborne pathogen that infects humans and nonhuman primates and is the major cause of dysentery and reactive arthritis worldwide. This is the initial public release of 16 Shigella genome sequences from four species sequenced as part of the 100K Pathogen Genome Project.
April 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419165/soaking-suggests-alternative-facts-only-co-crystallization-discloses-major-ligand-induced-interface-rearrangements-of-a-homodimeric-trna-binding-protein-indicating-a-novel-mode-of-inhibition
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Frederik Rainer Ehrmann, Johann Stojko, Alexander Metz, François Debaene, Luzi Jakob Barandun, Andreas Heine, François Diederich, Sarah Cianférani, Klaus Reuter, Gerhard Klebe
For the efficient pathogenesis of Shigella, the causative agent of bacillary dysentery, full functionality of tRNA-guanine transglycosylase (TGT) is mandatory. TGT performs post-transcriptional modifications of tRNAs in the anticodon loop taking impact on virulence development. This suggests TGT as a putative target for selective anti-shigellosis drug therapy. Since bacterial TGT is only functional as homodimer, its activity can be inhibited either by blocking its active site or by preventing dimerization. Recently, we discovered that in some crystal structures obtained by soaking the full conformational adaptation most likely induced in solution upon ligand binding is not displayed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416464/microbiological-quality-of-water-in-a-city-with-persistent-and-recurrent-waterborne-diseases-under-tropical-sub-rural-conditions-the-case-of-kikwit-city-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
#9
Alexis B Nienie, Periyasamy Sivalingam, Amandine Laffite, Patience Ngelinkoto, Jean-Paul Otamonga, Alphonse Matand, Crispin K Mulaji, Emmanuel M Biey, Pius T Mpiana, John Poté
The availability of safe drinking water in sub-Saharan countries remains a major challenge because poor sanitation has been the cause of various outbreaks of waterborne disease due to the poor microbiological quality of water used for domestic purposes. The faecal indicator bacteria (FIB) used in the present study included Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Enterococcus (ENT). FIB and aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB) were quantified during July 2015 (dry season) and November 2015 (rainy season) in order to assess the quality of drinking water from wells (n=3; P1-P3), and two rivers, the River Lukemi (RLK, n=3) and River Luini (RLN, n=2) in the city of Kikwit, which is located in the province of Kwilu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410921/a-randomized-trial-to-determine-the-impact-of-a-digestion-resistant-starch-composition-on-the-gut-microbiome-in-older-and-mid-age-adults
#10
Michelle J Alfa, David Strang, Paramjit S Tappia, Morag Graham, Gary Van Domselaar, Jessica D Forbes, Vanessa Laminman, Nancy Olson, Pat DeGagne, David Bray, Brenda-Lee Murray, Brenden Dufault, Lisa M Lix
BACKGROUND: The elderly often have a diet lacking resistant starch (RS) which is thought to lead to gut microbiome dysbiosis that may result in deterioration of gut colonocytes. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to assess if elderly (ELD; ≥ 70 years age) had microbiome dysbiosis compared to mid-age (MID; 30-50 years age) adults and then determine the impact of daily consumption of MSPrebiotic(®) (a RS) or placebo over 3 months on gut microbiome composition...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405178/utilizing-bd-max%C3%A2-enteric-bacterial-panel-to-detect-stool-pathogens-from-rectal-swabs
#11
Barbara DeBurger, Sarah Hanna, Eleanor A Powell, Cindi Ventrola, Joel E Mortensen
BACKGROUND: The BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel (BDM-EBP) is designed and FDA-cleared to detect Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin genes stx1/2 from stool samples. However, rectal swabs, which are not FDA-cleared for clinical testing with the BDM-EBP, are common specimens received from pediatric patients for enteric pathogen testing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of the BDM-EBP to detect stool pathogens from rectal swabs. METHODS: Routine cultures, Shiga toxin testing, and molecular testing with BDM-EBP were performed on 272 sequential rectal swabs collected from August 2015 to December 2015...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402677/multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-identification-of-shigellae-and-four-shigella-species-using-novel-genetic-markers-screened-by-comparative-genomics
#12
Hyun-Joong Kim, Ji-Oh Ryu, Ji-Yeon Song, Hae-Yeong Kim
In the detection of Shigella species using molecular biological methods, previously known genetic markers for Shigella species were not sufficient to discriminate between Shigella species and diarrheagenic Escherichia coli. The purposes of this study were to screen for genetic markers of the Shigella genus and four Shigella species through comparative genomics and develop a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of shigellae and Shigella species. A total of seven genomic DNA sequences from Shigella species were subjected to comparative genomics for the screening of genetic markers of shigellae and each Shigella species...
April 12, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401466/antibacterial-effects-of-lactobacillus-isolates-of-curd-and-human-milk-origin-against-food-borne-and-human-pathogens
#13
Chetan Sharma, Brij Pal Singh, Nishchal Thakur, Sachin Gulati, Sanjolly Gupta, Santosh Kumar Mishra, Harsh Panwar
This study was undertaken to assess the antibacterial efficacy of lactobacilli isolated from curd and human milk samples. Identities of thirty-one different lactobacilli (20 from curd and 11 from human milk) were confirmed by genus-specific PCR and 16S rRNA-based sequencing. These strains belonged to five species, Lactobacillus casei, L. delbrueckii, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, and L. pentosus. Antibacterial activities of cell-free supernatants (CFSs) of all the Lactobacillus isolates were estimated through standard agar-well diffusion assay, against commonly occurring food-borne and clinically important human pathogens...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400860/multiple-etiologies-of-infectious-diarrhea-and-concurrent-infections-in-a-pediatric-outpatient-based-screening-study-in-odisha-india
#14
Arpit Kumar Shrivastava, Subrat Kumar, Nirmal Kumar Mohakud, Mrutyunjay Suar, Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu
BACKGROUND: There are multiple etiologies responsible for infectious gastroenteritis causing acute diarrhea which are often under diagnosed. Also acute diarrhea is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among children less than 5 years of age. METHODS: In our study, fecal samples (n = 130) were collected from children (<5 years) presenting with symptoms of acute diarrhea. Samples were screened for viral, bacterial, and parasitic etiologies. Rotavirus and Adenovirus were screened by immunochromatographic tests...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394930/analysis-of-host-microrna-function-uncovers-a-role-for-mir-29b-2-5p-in-shigella-capture-by-filopodia
#15
Ushasree Sunkavalli, Carmen Aguilar, Ricardo Jorge Silva, Malvika Sharan, Ana Rita Cruz, Caroline Tawk, Claire Maudet, Miguel Mano, Ana Eulalio
MicroRNAs play an important role in the interplay between bacterial pathogens and host cells, participating as host defense mechanisms, as well as exploited by bacteria to subvert host cellular functions. Here, we show that microRNAs modulate infection by Shigella flexneri, a major causative agent of bacillary dysentery in humans. Specifically, we characterize the dual regulatory role of miR-29b-2-5p during infection, showing that this microRNA strongly favors Shigella infection by promoting both bacterial binding to host cells and intracellular replication...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393050/how-do-the-virulence-factors-of-shigella-work-together-to-cause-disease
#16
REVIEW
Emily Mattock, Ariel J Blocker
Shigella is the major cause of bacillary dysentery world-wide. It is divided into four species, named S. flexneri, S. sonnei, S. dysenteriae, and S. boydii, which are distinct genomically and in their ability to cause disease. Shigellosis, the clinical presentation of Shigella infection, is characterized by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Shigella's ability to cause disease has been attributed to virulence factors, which are encoded on chromosomal pathogenicity islands and the virulence plasmid...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392317/novel-mutations-in-gyra-and-parc-among-shigella-sonnei-strains-from-jiangsu-province-of-china-2002-2011
#17
Bing Gu, Ting-Ting Qin, Wen-Ting Fan, Ru-Ru Bi, Ying Chen, Ying Li, Ping Ma
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: To investigate fluoroquinolone resistance and associated mechanism of Shigella sonnei isolates in Jiangsu Province of China between 2002 and 2011. METHODS: All 337 unduplicated S. sonnei isolates were collected from hospitals in Jiangsu Province from January 2002 to December 2011. Fluoroquinolone susceptibility was characterized by Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method and direct nucleotide sequencing of genes of the quinolone resistance determining regions were conducted...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389893/toxicity-of-herbal-extracts-used-in-ethno-veterinary-medicine-and-green-encapsulated-zno-nanoparticles-against-aedes-aegypti-and-microbial-pathogens
#18
Balan Banumathi, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Ramachandran Ishwarya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
Dengue and chikungunya are arboviral diseases mainly vectored by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Presently, there is no treatment for these viral diseases and their prevention is still based on vector control measures. Nanopesticides fabricated using herbal extracts as reducing and capping agents currently represent an excellent platform for pest control. In this scenario, the present study assessed the acute toxicity of seven plants employed in ethno-veterinary medicine of southern India, as well as the green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles, on third-instar larvae of A...
April 7, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389276/whole-genome-sequencing-of-shigella-sonnei-through-pulsenet-latin-america-and-caribbean-advancing-global-surveillance-of-foodborne-illnesses
#19
Kate Susan Baker, Josefina Campos, Mariana Pichel, Anabella Della Gaspera, Francisco Duarte-Martínez, Elena Campos-Chacón, Hilda María Bolaños-Acuña, Caterina Guzman-Verri, Alison E Mather, Susana Diaz Velasco, Maria Luz Zamudio Rojas, Jessica Forbester, Thomas Richard Connor, Karen Helena Keddy, Anthony Marius Smith, Enedia A Lopez de Delgado, Giovanny Angiolillo, Nirvia Cuaical, Jorge Fernandez, Carolina Aguayo, Melissa Morales Aguilar, Claudia Valenzuela, Ana Judith Morales Medrano, Alfredo Sirok Esteve, Natalie Weiler Gustafson, Paula Lucia Diaz Guevara, Lucy Angeline Montaño, Enrique Perez, Nicholas R Thomson
OBJECTIVE: Shigella sonnei is a globally-important diarrhoeal pathogen tracked through the surveillance network PulseNet Latin America and Caribbean (PNLA&C), which participates in PulseNet International. PNLA&C laboratories use common molecular techniques to track pathogens causing foodborne illness. We aimed to demonstrate the possibility and advantages of transitioning to whole genome sequencing (WGS) for surveillance within existing networks across a continent where S. sonnei is endemic...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389211/role-of-the-srrz-rz1-lambdoid-lysis-cassette-in-the-pathoadaptive-evolution-of-shigella
#20
Adriano Leuzzi, Milena Grossi, Maria Letizia Di Martino, Martina Pasqua, Gioacchino Micheli, Bianca Colonna, Gianni Prosseda
Shigella, the etiological agent of bacillary dysentery (shigellosis), is a highly adapted human pathogen. It evolved from an innocuous ancestor resembling the Escherichia coli strain by gain and loss of genes and functions. While the gain process concerns the acquisition of the genetic determinants of virulence, the loss is related to the adaptation of the genome to the new pathogenic status and occurs by pathoadaptive mutation of antivirulence genes. In this study, we highlight that the SRRz/Rz1 lambdoid lysis cassette, even though stably adopted in E...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
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